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Operation: Pleiades - Relics

Vijaya Schartz

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (2 Reviews)
Book Details

Publisher : Triskelion Publishing

Published : 2004

Copyright : Triskelion Publishing 2004

ISBN-10 : PB 1-93347-154-9
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-93347-154-9

Publisher's Write-Up

When archaeologist Celene Dupres is called to an alien ship crash site and witnesses her father's massacre, little does she know that inside her DNA sleeps a trigger implanted by aliens when she was abducted as a child. Determined to avenge her father's murder and retrieve his alien relics, Celene meets the dangerously handsome Kin Raidon who offers to help, and leads her into a world of international intrigue. But Kin is much more than he appears...

Government agencies like ORION are hunting Celene for the threat she represents to humanity. Not all the factions agree, and Kin seems like the perfect protector for Celene. But this man she chooses to trust, the man with whom she is falling in love, is the secret agent assigned to kill her...

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Review by Jessica (170707) Rating (7/10)
Review by Nigel (250305) Rating (7/10)

Review by Jessica
Rating 7/10
Celene travels to meet up with her archaeologist father Armand Dupres at his dig, the site where an alien crash has occurred. Climbing over the foothills she arrives in time to witness the murder of poor Armand, by his best friend. A government agency then begins to clear any traces of the alien dig site before departing, leaving Celene heart broken over her father’s murder but determined to unravel the mystery.

Celene sets off on a quest to uncover just what her father was researching. Who are those alien people and why did they abduct the race of beings from Arizona Anasazi, more than eight hundred years ago. As the story begins to build up, Celene learns more about her past and the things that her family had tried to keep secret from her for all those years.

Joining Celene on her mission is the dark, dangerous yet incredibly attractive, Kin Raidon. They travel to an ancient cave equipped with ropes, strength and each other. It is there that Celene comes across an alien script. Working throughout the day and using her expert knowledge, Celene is determined to find out what message this holds. Kin also works beside her, a seemingly loyal companion, but is there something he isn’t saying? Will Celene be able to save humanity from the aliens and other evil forces? Only time will tell…

Celene, a strong-minded heroine, can be compared to the likes of Lara Croft with her grit and stamina. Although this is true and she is clever and very intelligent, Celene can sometimes be a little naive about her life and occupations.

Vijaya has managed to give her characters life in this action packed novel with its many twists and turns. The reader’s attention is hooked throughout making this a worth while book. It’s definitely worth a try if you’re a science fiction addict.
Jessica (17th July 2007)

Review by Nigel
Rating 7/10
This is a Science Fiction Romance with plenty of action. The main character is Celene Dupres, a very modern woman with a past that is about to catch up with her...

Celene’s father phones to say he has made a fantastic discovery. He is working at the site of a crashed Anaz-voohri spaceship where he has discovered various artefacts and needs Celene’s language skills to decipher the alien Hieroglyphics.

When she arrives at the dig site she is just in time to witness her father killed by commandos. In the ensuing panic, as everyone else involved with the dig is murdered, Celene finds she has the power of invisibility. At his stage this does seem a bit odd but all becomes clear as the story unfolds.

Two agencies, ORION, working for the global government and Mythos, an independent multinational, are very interested in anything to do with the Anaz-voohri and Celene finds herself caught up in a Global conspiracy.

She meets Kin, a mysterious figure she instantly feels attracted to, but unknown to her he has been sent to kill her. Unfortunately for Kin the feelings are reciprocated and he finds himself in a conflict between his training and his heart.

The story is very fast paced and enjoyable. I’m a great SF fan but to be honest not so enamoured with the romance, however, Relics has a good mixture of both with neither detracting from the other. Recommended.
Nigel (25th March 2005)

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